Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fells Hopes For A Better Showing Tonight


It would be an understatement to say that yesterday's game didn't go the way that Courtney Fells would have wanted. In his first action of the NBA Summer League down in Orlando Courtney went scoreless in 17 minutes of play. Even though Courtney is known for his shooting ability, he went 0-8 from the field. He also had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 turnover. While yesterday might have been a rough day, we know that Courtney is a heck of a player and that he can bounce back in tonights game against NJ/Phil at 7pm. We are pulling for you Courtney!

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11 Responses to "Fells Hopes For A Better Showing Tonight"
  1. HaveYouHuggedYourWolfToday? said...
    July 8, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    "Courtney is known for his shooting ability" and also for being streaky...so we'll root for him to get into a groove. If he can show that ability to be a "rifleman" and get hot and make a lot of 3s, he could be the answer to some NBA team's question mark.

  2. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    0-8 shooting, not good. And if I were a betting man, I'd bet that all of his shots were from long range.

    I pray that Courtney Fells is NOT(!!!) basing his professional BB playing future on shooting three point shots! With the way the league is set up to promote one on one play, Courtney Fells' athleticism certainly makes him capable of doing a whole lot more than camping out beyond the arc waitng for his shots to start falling.

    The question is exactly as it has been all along, why doesn't he just take it directly at people and use those outrageous physical abilities to his advantage?

  3. Anonymous said...
    July 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    I love Fells to death and I'm really hoping for him to succeed in the NBA. If that aggressive light didn't come on in four years at NC State, I doubt its going to come on in a couple of months of NBA Workouts. The potential is definitely there, and I would love for that light to come on.

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 8, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    ^HaveYouHuggedYourWolfToday -

    Courtney shot 40% from three last year and 47% from the field last season.

    redfred -

    Courtney only shot 2 three's yesterday.

  5. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Alright then WPH, I stand corrected.

  6. Jose said...
    July 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    I have complete confidence that Fells will keep putting in the extra work and things will come together for him. Be patient guy's and you will see it my way-that there has been so many good, solid things he has picked up that get overshadowed by the occasion brilliant athletic plays or the occasional untimely ball handling mistake.

    One thing that I always was slightly bothered with is this notion that Fells had/has exceptional athleticism. I would say that he certainly has a high athletic skill set but folks (and really it is practically everyone) made it sound as if his genetics ought to have given him a slight upper hand everywhere he set foot to play BBall.

    In reality, he has good height and has worked tirelessly in the weight room to be stronger. His speed, quikness- either latherally or straight ahead was decent but a bit behind a fair number of speedy ACC backcourt players, and beleive it or not his vertical was nothing out of the ordinary.

    What he had was EXTREMELY long arms - we're talking close to 7' wing span, but more importantly he was an effort guy who gave it all for his team mates in practice and in games. Lowe always pushed Fells to be a great defender and Court was constantly putting more and more effort and intensity on that side of the ball as his career at State went on.

    I'll always think of the heart and determination he put into his game at State, that he was a quiet and steady leader and that when he gets dialed in from the perimeter there wasn't anyone who could stop him once he caught it and faced up. One of these days Fells is going to take all these attributes and put it together on a consistent basis and stick somewhere.

  7. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    All I'm saying, and I don't think that anyone can argue the point, is that Courtney Fells certainly has the physical ability to challenge people on the interior. It's more than merely wingspan, he has shown that he can play above people, and in my opinion he should be just as much of a threat to constantly take it inside and challenge his defender, as he is a predictable threat to pull up and shot the jumper.

    Also Jose, I believe that one of the NBA scouts said that Fells will excite fans with his "freakish" athleticism.

  8. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Question, when clicking the trashcan icon, does that delete the comment altogether, or is there an opportunity to make corrections.

  9. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Just answered my own question.

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 8, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    ^Orlando beat NJ/Phil 108-86 and Courntney didn't play. It seems like they are sticking to the pattern of one game on, then one game off.

  11. redfred said...
    July 8, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    WPH, not to threadjack, but any word on Scott Wood, how's his recovery coming?

 

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